Cancer Screening & Leaflets

We would like to make you aware of a Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) workshop service held at Rivers Hospital 

The workshop helps ladies to face cancer with confidence. 

The workshop will deliver key advice on the following topics:

·        Step by step skin and makeup guides.

·        Hand, nail care

·        Hair loss advice

·        Wigs advice

·        Yoga classes

·        Body confidence seminars

Workshops are all FREE and take place in the Chemo ward at Rivers Hospital, High Wych, Sawbridgeworth, Herts, CM21 0HH

Lunch will be provided for all attendees.

Available dates for 2022 are:

  • 9th February
  • 16 March
  • 13 April
  • 4 May
  • 26 June
  • 13 July
  • 17 August
  • 7 September
  • 19 October
  • 23 November

Visit the Look Good Feel Better website to book:

Cancer Education Programme

Don't leave it any longer to find out more about Cancel Out Cancer, or to volunteer to deliver sessions to your community - call 01707 685 397 or email

Want to just know more for now?  Click on link below:


Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical Smear Results

Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust Cytology Service will provide patients with results via a letter.  Please note this can take up to 6 weeks.

Be Clear on Cancer Campaigns

For further information relating to national Cancer campaigns - 'Be Clear on Cancer', screening & patient awareness', please click on the links below:

Cervical Screening:


Public Health England (resources):

Click on links below for further information

Cancer Research UK:

Bowel Cancer UK:

Knowing the symptoms of bowel cancer could save your life, If you have any concerns or if things just don’t feel right, make an appointment to see your Doctor.

  • Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
  • A change in bowel habit lasting for three weeks
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
  • A pain or lump in your tummy

Simple bowel cancer home testing kit to be offered to all men and women aged 60 to 74 - see link below:


Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - April 2022

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with the disease, that’s nearly 43,000 people each year. 

Bowel cancer is also the UK’s second biggest cancer killer; however, it shouldn’t be because it’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone survives bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage, but this drops significantly as the disease develops. For more information about bowel cancer and details of how to get involved in Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, visit



Beating Bowel Cancer:

NB: The Be clear on cancer campaign includes audio and sign language resources

New symptoms diary for patients experiencing bowel problems

A new symptoms diary has been developed by Beth Purvis, for people that are worried about their bowel habits.

Beth was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer at 37 years old. The main symptoms she experienced were constipation and diarrhoea with significant bleeding from her bottom. Her GP put it down to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but Beth believes if she was keeping a diary of her symptoms her GP would have taken her seriously and referred her for further testing sooner. She may have been diagnosed at an earlier stage when treatment has the best chance of working and a greater chance of survival.

The symptoms diary, pioneered by Beth and supported by Coloplast, aims to help keep track of a person’s symptoms before they visit their GP. This will give a good indication to your doctor whether you need further tests. You may not remember all your symptoms during your appointment so having something written down can be useful.

Every year almost 42,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK, making it the fourth most common cancer and second biggest cancer killer. However it shouldn’t be because it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Although bowel cancer is more common in the over 50s it can affect people of all ages, more than 2,500 people under 50 are diagnosed with the disease in the UK every year.

Sun Awareness

We would like to promote awareness about skin cancer prevention and early detection of changes in moles.

Dermatologists identified that 8 out of 10 people are failing to adequately apply sunscreen before going out in the sun.

Key messages are:

  • Be sun aware - use sun screen before going out into the sun
  • Be mole aware – monitor existing moles for changes


Skin Cancer Awareness: ABCD for checking moles

Sun Safety.

Detecting skin cancer.

Patient Information


British Association of Dermatologists:

Skin Cancer from Cancer Research UK:

Cervical Screening

A cervical screening test (previously known as a smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix. The cervix is the entrance to the womb from the vagina.

Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer.


Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust:

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Questions about cervical screening and coronavirus? Cervical screening awareness week 15 - 21st June Jo's Cervical Trust

Do you know how cervical cancer can be prevented? During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week we want as many people as possible to know how they can reduce their risk of the disease and to educate others.

Cancer Research UK:

Make Sense of Cancer - European Head & Neck Cancer


European Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week:

Cancer Research UK:



Throat Cancer Foundation: 

Oracle Cancer Trust:

Mouth Cancer Foundation: 

Breast Cancer Awareness


Breast Cancer from Cancer Research UK:

Understanding Breast Cancer from Macmillan: 

Breast Cancer Care:

Wear it Pink:

Breast Screening

Please call 01992 560001 to speak with the Epping Breast Screening Service based at St Margarets Hospital.

Lung Cancer Awareness


The British Lung Foundation: 

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation:

Lung Cancer Awareness month from Macmillan: 

Cancer Research UK:

Cervical Cancer Prevention


Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust:

Prostate Cancer Awareness


Prostate Cancer UK: 

Prostate Cancer from Cancer Research UK:


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